Campus Circle would like to congratulate the following students, faculty and alumni with projects accepted at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.


Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

Written and directed by Loren Mendell


Written by Howard Rodman

Bigger, Faster, Stronger

Directed by Chris Bell

Written by Alexander Buono

Music coordinated by Andrew Richards

Bottle Shock

Written and directed by Randall Miller

Captain Abu Raed

Produced by Kenneth Kokin

Circus Rosaire

Produced by Chad Wilson

Edited by Monique Zavistovski

Sound Design by Adam Parrish King

Dear Zachary

Written and directed by Kurt Kuenne

Fields of Fuel

Executive Produced by John Goldsmith

Good Dick

Visual Effects by Josh Comen and Tim Carras


Edited by Doug Blush


Written and directed by Naoko Ogigami

Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber

Produced by Jason Mercer

Executive Produced by Peter Chiarelli


Cinematography by Clay Westervelt

Phoebe in Wonderland

Written and directed by Daniel Barnz

Edited by Robert Hoffman


Directed by Trygve Diesen

Co-directed by Lucky McKee

Written by Stephen Susco

Executive Produced by Bill Straus

Associate Produced by Chris Ridenhour

Savage Grace

Written by Howard Rodman

View From the Bridge: Stories from Kosovo

Written and directed by John Ealer and Laura Bialis Peace


The Great Buck Howard

Co-stars Dean’s Advisory Board Member Tom Hanks and alumnus George Takai

Be Kind, Rewind

Stars Jack Black

Death in Love

Co-stars Adam Brody


Co-stars Larry Cedar

Downloading Nancy

Co-stars Visiting Professor Amy Brenneman

Fields of Fuel

Photography by James Mulryan

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Directed by Alex Gibney

Tadashi Nakamura’s Pilgrimage

Production of the Center for EthnoCommunications of the Asian American Studies Center


Written, directed and co-produced by Mia Trachinger

Produced by Rebecca Sonnenshine

Co-produced by Ulrich Schwarz

Director of photography Patti Lee

Edited by Mischa Livingstone

Music composed by Jonathan Snipes

Bottle Shock

Music composed by Mark Adler

Quid Pro Quo

Produced by Dean’s Alumni Council Member Sarah Pillsbury

Anvil! The True Story of Anvil

Directed by Sacha Gervasi

Adventures of Power

Director of Photography Lisa Wiegand MFA ’98